[B-Greek] 1 Pt 4.2

Kimmo Huovila kimmo.huovila at helsinki.fi
Tue Sep 18 16:05:12 EDT 2007


1 Pet. 4:1-3
CRISTOU OUN PAQONTOS SARKI KAI hUMEIS THN AUTHN ENNOIAN hOPLISASQE, hOTI hO 
PAQWN SARKI PEPAUTAI AMARTIAS EIS TO MHKETI ANQRWPWN EPIQUMIAIS ALLA QELHMATI 
QEOU TON EPILOIPON EN SARKI BIWSAI CRONON. ARKETOS GAR hO PARELHLUQWS CRONOS 
TO BOULHMA TWN EQNWN KATEIRGASQAI...

On Tuesday 18 September 2007, Randall Buth wrote:
<snip>
> Two items attract
> attention for the grammarian and reader. a. The overall Focus of the
> paired items comes before this marked Contextualization. This
> (Focus--then Contextualization) is allowed in Greek but is not the
> more universal presentation of pragmatic ordering that goes from
> Contextualization to Focus. Hebrew, for example, does not use such
> orderings (besides abhorring a triple fronting).
<snip>

This is interesting. What other examples are there of the order focus before 
contextualization? When is such a construction used?

Kimmo Huovila



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